WSU Women Tied for Ninth in Opening Round of Pac-10 Championships

April 19, 2010

Eugene, Ore. - The Washington State women's golf team finished the opening round of the Pacific-10 Conference Championships in a tie for ninth with Oregon State after firing a 317 (+29) at the par-72, 6,203 yard Eugene Country Club.

Redshirt junior Allison Travis led the Cougars with a 76 (+4) in the opening round. One of just two players returning from last year's team, Travis is currently in a tie for 31st.

The only other returning golfer from last season, Kristen Allard, is currently in a tie for 38th. The sophomore is only three strokes back from her teammate after carding a 79 (+70) in the first round.

Making their first appearance in the Pac-10 Championships are freshmen Ali Thompson and Emma Betland, and each is currently tied for 43rd. The duo has led the Cougars in eight out of nine tournaments in 2009-10. The two freshmen posted an 81 (+9) in the opening round.

Fellow freshman Ellen Park carded an 83 (+11) on day one, rounding out the Cougar lineup.

Play will continue Tuesday April 20th with tee times starting at 8:46 a.m.

WSU Results: T31. Allison Travis (76, +4), T38. Kristen Allard (79, +7), T43. Emma Betland (81, +9), T43. Ali Thompson (81, +9), T47. Ellen Park (83, +11).

Team Standings: 1. Arizona State (283, -5), 2. Southern California (284, -4), 3. California (287, -1), 4. UCLA (289, +1), 5. Oregon (292, +4), 6. Arizona (293, +5), 7. Washington (296, +8), 8. Stanford (301, +13), T9. Washington State (317, +29), T9. Oregon State (317, +29).

Top Five: 1. Joanne Lee, California (67, -5), 2. Juliana Murcia, Arizona State (68, -4), 3. Lizette Salas, Southern California (69, -3), T4. Stephanie Kono, UCLA (70, -2), T4. Sadena Parks, Washington (70, -2), T4. Jennifer Song, Southern California (70, -2).

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